We all have suffered from acne breakouts sometime or another. Whether your face, or any other location, your pimples might have an interesting way of alerting you about any problems.
Acne breakouts are frequent across 14 zones in our boy, and these areas are thought to correspond with internal organs. The twenty first century doctors who analysed and interpreted against Chinese and Ayurvedic ancient medical texts, created a diagram highlighting those 14 areas of our body.
Jaw and neck:
This is due to hormonal overdrives or if you’re consuming too much sugar, having long and greasy hair. Overactive hormones are expected during puberty.
Zone 2 and 3:
High stress levels can contribute to this. That, or lugging around heavy luggage by the shoulder straps.
Pimples in your chest area, along with a lot of whiteheads may point towards digestive problems, allergies and poor eating habits. Try to avoid spicy foods and cold beverages in this case and wear soft cotton and natural fabrics. Don’t leave any fungal infections untreated.
Zone 5 and 6:
Rough skin on arms coupled with goosebump like spots is known as keratosis pilaris. Appears due to poor circulation or excess of dead cells around your hair follicles. This can also be a sign of improper vitamin utilisation by the body.
Regular exfoliation and salicylic moisturisers can help greatly.
Stomach breakouts are rare and suggest high blood sugar levels, or excessively tight undergarments.
It’s embarrassing. And they are painful and hard to get rid of, but this just points towards your personal hygiene.
Given, that the area is high in moisture content and frequent shaving and ingrown hairs makes it prone to acne breakout.
Careful, if they ooze or or itch and resemble warts, it could be an STD.
Zone 9 and 10:
Legs and thighs:
This indicates allergic reactions to cosmetics or the clothing fabric. Ingrown hairs due to waxing and shaving exacerbate the situation.
Solution is to take a shower with salicylic acid (BHA) or glycolic acid (AHA), plus a non-comedogenic moisturiser.
Zone 11 and 12:
Upper and lower back:
This is the most common area for acne breakouts. Causes could include anything from poor hygiene to allergy. They also could be caused by a high calorie diet loaded with fats or just lack of sleep.
Zone 13 and 14:
Dirty underwear, quality of fabric, dry skin or a poor diet are the culprits.
So next time you suffer a breakout, start mapping. Your body is trying to tell you something.